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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Powerlessness revealed by an inability to act.

Usage examples (9)
  • So safe in impuissance and despair,
  • She thought she was sick; she had never felt such impuissance.
  • Il y a une certaine impuissance de ces mots pour guérir les maux de coeur.
  • -- Si donc les noirs sont bornés ici à un petit commerce de détail, n'en accusons pas leur impuissance, mais le préjugé des blancs, qui leur donnent des entraves. for more
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